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Disorders and Syndromes News
December 12, 2019

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In mouse models of Alzheimer's disease, the investigational drug candidates known as CMS121 and J147 improve memory and slow the degeneration of brain cells. Now, researchers ... read more
Using a targeted gene epigenome editing approach in the developing mouse brain, researchers reversed one gene mutation that leads to the genetic disorder WAGR syndrome, which ... read more
A crab's nervous system could help scientists learn what causes single neurons in the human brain to become 'out of whack,' ... read more
New research reveals how a week in the dark rewires brain cell networks and changes hearing sensitivity in adult mice long ... read more
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Experts Review Evidence Yoga Is Good for the Brain

Scientists have known for decades that aerobic exercise strengthens the brain and contributes to the growth of new neurons, but few studies have examined how yoga affects the brain. A review of the ... read more

Side Effects of Pediatric Medications for Anxiety, OCD

New research specifically looks at side effects that impact children and adolescents being treated for anxiety disorders and obsessive-compulsive disorder ... read more

Eating More Ketones May Fight Against Alzheimer's Disease

A ketone-supplemented diet may protect neurons from death during the progression of Alzheimer's disease, according to research in ... read more

Co-Addiction of Meth and Opioids Hinders Treatment

A new study found that methamphetamine use was associated with more than twice the risk for dropping out of treatment for opioid-use ... read more

Open Source EEG Visualization Tool

Researchers have developed a free open source computer program that can be used to create visual and quantitative representations of brain electrical activity in laboratory animals in hopes of ... read more

Cellphone Distraction Linked to Increase in Head Injuries

Head and neck injuries incurred while driving or walking with a cellphone are on the rise -- and correlates with the launch of the iPhone in 2007 and release of Pokémon Go in 2016, a new study ... read more

Brain Differences Detected in Children With Depressed Parents

The largest brain imaging study of children ever conducted in the United States has revealed structural differences in the brains of those whose parents have ... read more

New Protein Function Could Be Key to Treatment of Drug Addiction and Behavioral Disorders

The reward pathway of the brain causes feelings of happiness but is also involved in behavioral disorders like schizophrenia and addiction. A breakthrough study has now identified the role of a ... read more

Probiotic May Help Treat Colic in Infants

Probiotics -- or 'good bacteria' -- have been used to treat infant colic with varying success. In a new trial, investigators have shown that drops containing a particular probiotic strain ... read more

Molecular Bodyguards Against Parkinson's Disease

Chaperone proteins in human cells dynamically interact with the protein alpha-Synuclein, which is strongly associated with Parkinson's disease. A disturbed relationship to these ... read more

Study Finds Key Brain Region Smaller in Birth Control Pill Users

Researchers studying the brain found that women taking oral contraceptives, commonly known as birth control pills, had significantly smaller hypothalamus volume, compared to women not taking the ... read more

Improving Blood Vessel Health in Brain May Help Combat Alzheimer's

Researchers have found that very slow spontaneous blood vessel pulsations drive the clearance of substances from the brain, indicating that targeting and improving this process may help to prevent or ... read more

A Common Drug Could Help Restore Limb Function After Spinal Cord Injury

Long-term treatment with gabapentin, a commonly prescribed drug for nerve pain, could help restore upper limb function after a spinal cord injury, new research in mice ... read more

Distress Tolerance Plays Role in Alcohol Use and Abuse Among Firefighters

A newly published report finds that firefighters who struggle with PTSD symptoms, and who think they cannot handle negative emotions, are likely to drink and use alcohol it to cope with negative ... read more

In Sickness and in Health: Study Looks at How Married Couples Face Chronic Conditions

When they said their wedding vows, many of them promised to stand by one another in sickness and in health. But a new study suggests that as married couples age and develop chronic conditions, the ... read more

Migraine Headaches? Consider Aspirin for Treatment and Prevention

Evidence from 13 randomized trials of the treatment of migraine in 4,222 patients and tens of thousands of patients in prevention of recurrent attacks supports the use of high dose aspirin from 900 ... read more

Focused Ultrasound May Open Door to Alzheimer's Treatment

Focused ultrasound is a safe and effective way to target and open areas of the blood-brain barrier, potentially allowing for new treatment approaches to Alzheimer's disease, according to initial ... read more

Concussion Alters How Information Is Transmitted Within the Brain

Damage from concussion alters the way information is transmitted between the 2 halves of the brain, according to a new ... read more

One in Two Homeless People May Have Experienced a Head Injury in Their Lifetime

People who are homeless experience a disproportionately high lifetime prevalence of traumatic brain injury (TBI), according to a new ... read more

New Treatment for Brain Tumors Uses Electrospun Fiber

Researchers have developed a new treatment for glioblastoma multiforme, an aggressive form of brain ... read more

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